Mohs Reconstruction

Lip reconstruction. Appearance one month.

Lip reconstruction. Appearance one month.

Losing precious facial tissue can be very frightening for patients diagnosed with skin cancer, especially when it affects the nose, lips or tissue around the eyes. Our goal is not only to cure the cancer, but also to rebuild these facial features and restore comfort with one’s appearance.

Our dermatologic and facial plastic surgeons commonly work together. The facial skin cancer is first removed by a dermatologic surgeon through Mohs Surgery. This technique allows maximal preservation of normal surrounding tissues through using real-time microscopic evaluation of the removed cancer. Cure rates with this technique may approach 99%.

After the cancer is removed fully, a facial plastic surgeon often rebuilds the affected facial feature using intricate and proven surgical techniques. Our facial plastic surgeons have tremendous expertise with these procedures as national educators, lecturers and authors in this field. We seek to understand each patient’s specific and unique desires, and then match the best possible reconstructive strategy for the affected facial structure.